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High Court rejects caravan site owner's bid to overturn 20-year-old 'holiday-only' clause

High Court rejects caravan site owner's bid to overturn 20-year-old 'holiday-only' clause

A caravan park owner's bid to overturn a 20-year-old planning condition that limits use of his site to 'holiday purposes' has been blocked in the High Court, after a judge ruled that a subsequent loosely-worded certificate of lawfulness does not mean the original restriction can be disregarded.

Plans approved for 12,500-capacity Gateshead entertainment venue and conference centre

Plans approved for 12,500-capacity Gateshead entertainment venue and conference centre

Plans have been approved for a 12,500-capacity entertainment arena, a conference and exhibition centre and a hotel on a car park site in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, despite recognition from planners that the scheme would be likely to result in "significant" demand on the local roads network.

Government tightens planning rules around demolition of theatres and performance venues

Government tightens planning rules around demolition of theatres and performance venues

The government has announced that permitted development (PD) rights allowing the demolition of theatres, concert halls and live music venues without needing planning permission are to be removed in a bid to protect England’s cultural heritage.

Judge dismisses claim that members were 'misled' by report that 'downplayed environmental health officer's noise concerns'

Judge dismisses claim that members were 'misled' by report that 'downplayed environmental health officer's noise concerns'

A judge has dismissed an objector's claim that councillors were "misled" by a planning officer's report on plans for an adventure activity lake in the grounds of a historic Suffolk manor house, which, it was argued, downplayed an environmental health colleague's concerns about noise.

'UK’s largest and most sustainable arena' given the green light in Manchester

'UK’s largest and most sustainable arena' given the green light in Manchester

A "sustainable" multi-use arena for up to 23,500 people has been approved by Manchester City Council, after officers advised that the economic and environmental benefits of the scheme would help the national 'levelling up' agenda and outweighed harm to nearby heritage sites.

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